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Dining Room

The Dining Room in the Southern House

Here it is! The dining room here in The Southern House. Although it’s our dining room we tend to use it more for school, My Soldier studying, sewing projects, coloring, and setting stuff down and not touching it for weeks. {totally had to move piles of flight school paraphernalia off of the table to take these photos} We do very…

my pegboard window

Let’s get real for a second. My house is rarely clean. Certain areas of my home might be clean at any given moment but rarely is the entire thing clean. Case in point: This was my sewing closet a couple of weeks ago. Sadly this is part of our bedroom. {obviously I missed the Martha Stewart issue about the bedroom…

my plate wall

You know how your house doesn’t quite feel like a home until certain decorations are put up? For some people that’s curtains. {not so much for me, after all i’m still in my 20’s and thus curtains rank low on the priority list} For me, it’s my plate wall. I’ve had a wall-o-plates in every residence we’ve lived in. I’ll…

the map project

 I ♥ maps. Probably because I love to travel. I’ve been blessed to travel a lot and just looking at a globe makes my heart warm with memories. {my traveling days have gone the way of kids and life on a budget} I knew when we settled into The Southern House that I wanted to use maps in the decor. {but…

from house to home

I’m the type of girl who sets roots. I’d prefer to set them deep. {i’d also prefer to set those roots in the pacific northwest…but that’s neither here nor there} I want to buy an old craftsman cottage in a major city and fix it up. If I spun that dream out a bit it would involve years of pouring…

quick fix

Greetings Friends! Sorry for the absence but my little sister Bud was in town for a week and well I like her more than most of you. {except you My Soldier dearest. i like you the most} Right before she hopped on over to the island of Aloha I accomplished a looong needed project. Up until last week our ironing…

on my fight to become a minimalist

Have I mentioned that I wish I was a minimalist? I probably have and will likely mention it again. In my constant effort to decorate our home I drool over photos or spend HOURS on Pinterest just looking at interiors. I’m always drawn to simpler styles of homes in England. The ones that are clean without being sterile. They are…

the oops and the fix

So once upon a time I almost ruined my favorite chairs. As seen here with My Helper circa 2010: …and here with The Cadet circa 3 weeks ago: These are lovely, beautifully made, vintage chairs purchased in Dallas before we moved to this vintage-less island we call home. {out of an act of pure submission to my absentee Soldier i…

the table

We have a table, that you have probably seen dozens of times. Like here: It lives in the Book Room and is large and sturdy and a crucial part of my sewing regiment. CRUCIAL! This table, a very nice solid wood {pine? maybe? anyone? Bueller? Bueller?}, we inherited it from some dear friends who didn’t have space for it. And…